Nothing beats going to the apres lodge after a good, long day of skiing. You’re tired, hungry, and ready for some well deserved food and a nice, refreshing beer. So who cares if there’s no skiing (or snow) in London. There’s a ski lodge, several actually, and one of them is Bodo’s Schloss.
Tucked in next to Hyde Park in Kensington High Street, Bodo’s mimics an apres ski lodge perfectly: with wooden walls and floors, big glasses of beer, terrible taste in music (emphasis on the terrible) and great austrian cuisine.
I went for the absolute Austrian classic: the Veal Wiener Schnitzel. Not only was this thing big, it was authentic. A long time ago I visited Austria, and that trip rushed back to mind as soon as I tried this schnitzel, coupled with sauerkraut and potato salad. All of a sudden, it did feel as though I had been skiing all day (in reality, I had been drinking all day, but that’s a sport in the UK, right?).
After a nice meal, some “on the house” shots that came served on a set of skis, plenty of pints and an expensive bill (it is Kensington after all), I was ready to call it a day. Had to wake up early to ski once more…
Slimy? Massive meat portion equals a reasonably messy dish.
Satisfying? This Austrian popup surprised me with how authentic their schnitzel tasted. Das gut.